Fried Seaweed Rolls (Gimmari)


  • 4 cups soybean oil
  • 2 sheets dried seaweed
  • 1/2 bundle glass noodles
  • 1/2 carrot diced into small pieces
  • 3 Asian chives diced into small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • 1 egg white


seaweed roll prep

  1. Cook the glass noodles according to the package directions. Strain the noodles and add them to a medium sized bowl
  2. Cut the noodles into smaller pieces
  3. Add the carrot, chives, and seasonings
  4. Cut the sheets of seaweed in half (lengthwise)
  5. Add an even layer of noodles to the seaweed and roll into a log. Repeat this process three more times
  6. Cut the seaweed rolls into bite sized pieces (about 1 inch)


  1. In a small bowl, mix the potato starch, all purpose flour, salt, egg white, and soda water. Set aside


  1. In a shallow frying pan, heat the soybean oil over medium low heat
  2. Dredge the seaweed roll pieces in the batter, place in the pan and fry for 5 minutes
  3. Remove the gimmari and raise the heat of the oil to medium-high heat
  4. Add the gimmari back to the pan to double fry for the extra crispiness. Fry until the pieces are golden brown (about 2 minutes)
  5. Enjoy!